Dalton Cox and the FPD offense had their entire attack going Friday night, rolling to a 47-0 win over Mount de Sales.
Cox had six touchdown passes and led a Vikings attack that finished with 422 yards of total offense as FPD bounced back from losses to Stratford and Tattnall Square to improve to 6-3 overall and 2-3 in GHSA Region 7A-1A.
Mount de Sales falls to 2-7 overall and 0-5 in the region with its sixth straight loss.
Three who mattered
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Cox: The Vikings’ quarterback completed 12-of-24 passes for 303 yards and touchdown passes covering 57, 27, 53, 8, 60 and 28 yards.
Titus Moore: Moore had four catches for 139 yards, including two touchdowns.
Armaun Smith: Smith had six catches for 138 yards and three touchdowns.
Struggling up front: Mount de Sales couldn’t get much going offensively, finishing with 111 yards. Most of the problems came up front as the Cavaliers rushed 19 times for minus-31 yards and had trouble with pass protection.
Strong starts: FPD scored on its first drive of both halves. The Vikings’ opening drive of the game covered 42 yards in eight plays and crossed the end zone on C.J. Harris’ 5-yard run. On the first play of the second half, Cox hit Smith with a swing pass, and Smith did the rest, darting 60 yards for the score.
They said it
FPD head coach Greg Moore on the fast start: “I’m really pleased with the way we got out of the gate. We’ve not done that the last two or three weeks.”
Moore on his team bouncing back from two straight losses: “I’m mostly proud of the way the kids have hung in there. Their resolve is pretty apparent. Lot of chances in the last two or three weeks for these kids to feel sorry for themselves and feel like maybe, ‘Golly, the season didn’t go like we wanted the last two or three weeks, and maybe that’s just the way it’s going to be.’ But it doesn’t have to be that way, and it says a lot about their hearts and the way they’ve responded and came back out again and played (Friday). And I think they’ll do it again next week, too.”
Cox on the FPD offense: “Our line did a good job of keeping everything stout up front, and the running game was back, and that gives us a lot of opportunities to get the ball downfield and throw it a little bit.”